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Here to Stay

Narrated by: James Langton
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks he is keen to oblige - he just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for. 

The Robinsons arrive with Gemma’s sister, Chloe, a mysterious young woman who refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot starts to suspect that the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. And then there are the scars on his wife’s body that she won’t talk about....

As Elliot’s in-laws become more comfortable in his home, encroaching on all aspects of his life, it becomes clear that they have no intention of moving out. To protect Gemma, and their marriage, Elliot delves into the Robinsons’ past. But is he prepared for the truth? 

From the two-million-copy best-selling author comes a tale about the chilling consequences of welcoming strangers into your home.

©2019 Mark Edwards (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Critic Reviews

"Completely compulsive." (Louise Candlish, Sunday Times best-selling author of Our House)

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A good short story that tests your morals.

A scenario about family and all that families contain. How would you react in a similar situation? How quickly life and it’s happy moments can change. Was a good simple plot with a ending I had already guessed.....

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  • M. Ryder
  • 08-09-2019

Over The Top!

Even though I enjoyed this book, it was too far fetched... Its premise was absurd, and just not plausible. How could such an upstanding, intelligent man be so darn naïve and willing to get involved in all the madness??? Talk about family secrets and being dysfunctional! The story had plenty of twists, ridiculous as they were. It kept me hooked, but the end fell a little short. However, J.L. did a nice job of performing the parts, and brought the characters to life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-09-2019

Makes You Think Twice

Awesome Story...Intriguing all the way to the end! Recommend this story to those who love a vivid mystery.

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  • Tricia Mollen
  • 07-09-2019

Stay for the end

I was so looking forward to this book! it was still decent, but predictable and a tad annoying... until the last couple chapters. I still love Mark Edwards but not as good as his previous books. Great premise and ending, the middle was just lacking.

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  • Kendra Walsh
  • 04-09-2019

Always surprised with a Mark Edwards book

I love how easily I am transported with a Mark Edwards book. His novels are well written and entertaining to the last word!

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  • KrysCford
  • 16-09-2019

Wow

Shocking twist at the very end! It will keep you in suspense! Don’t miss checking out this book.

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  • Rinnie
  • 15-09-2019

Couldn't stop listening

Here to Stay is so darn good. It's well thought out, and the narration is very good. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-2019

Not the ending I expected!

Narrator and the author keeps you wondering what the heck is going to happen next.

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  • ShellyC
  • 15-09-2019

Captivating!!

I just couldn't stop listening and the ending was shocking! I loved the narrator too!

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  • Susan Blount
  • 14-09-2019

I love this narrator!

This book is brilliant. I had a feeling who the real psycho was, but I wasn't disappointed. And the story tellers’ accent made the book 1000 times more enjoyable.

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  • GrammyD
  • 07-09-2019

never guessed!

just when I relaxed and thought the ride was over, it started down another deathly drop.

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  • SandraL
  • 05-09-2019

Be careful who you invite to stay!

I bought this on the day of release and started listening straight away and I wasn't disappointed.

In The Magpies we had the neighbours from hell but in this book Mr Edwards brings us the in-laws from hell and the scenario is so scarily believable. He always writes such memorable characters but what a nasty, vile pair Lizzie and Jeff are! Elliott, on the other hand, I loved. As a scientist he is obviously intelligent but also hard working, charming and just lovely. And he's a cat-lover! And his house, which he has renovated with love sounds wonderful, though it is situated on Cuckoo Lane!

The book hurtles along, and I didn't want to stop listening. There is a claustrophobic, menacing feel to it which builds throughout the book. There are all the usual twists and turns, and a terrific ending …. that last sentence!!

James Langton is a terrific narrator, adding so much to my enjoyment of a brilliant book. Highly recommended.

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  • Carol
  • 03-09-2019

Great narrator wasted on this book.

I worried more about the cat than anything else. Couldn't finish it. Waste of a credit.

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  • caroline
  • 13-09-2019

Loved it!

I’ve always loved Mark Edwards books, the only downside is that he can’t write them quickly enough for me!
This book like his others has a great storyline and full of mystery and Suspense - Just what I want from a a read.

Loved it, when’s the next book out??????!!!

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  • FELICITY GAINARD
  • 11-09-2019

loved it <br />

really enjoyed this book and so didn't expect the ending . well worth a credit